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THE FARM by Clarence Cooper Jr.

“So much of what we know of ourselves is a lousy God Damn lie.” Maintains the narrator of The Farm (1968). The audacious and supercharged novel by a writer of both prodigal gifts and tendencies toward self-destruction. The Farm...
 
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THE SCENE by Clarence Cooper Jr.

The Scene is an urban half-world of drug pushers and users, of pimps and prostitutes and narcotics detectives, laid bare in this explosive novel. From the Panic, the time of no dope, to The Man, who controls its ebb and flow on...
 
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Old School Noir by Marc Gerald

This article was originally published by Salon on March 7, 1997  In 1937, Chester Himes completed the first draft of his first, and arguably most provocative, novel, a hard-hitting account of homosexual love amid the madness, f...

 
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The School on 103rd Street by Roland S. Jefferson

When Dr. Elwin Carter is confronted in his Watts clinic by two boys terrified by the brutal murder of their friend, his investigations lead him far beyond the usual suspicions of drugs and gang violence to an apocalyptic discov...
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PIMP by Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim is the name he used in the black ghetto. His real name is Robert Beck and he was a pimp. This is his story, told without bitterness and with no real pretense at moralizing – the smells, the sounds, the fears, the p...

 
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TRICK BABY by Iceberg Slim

Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym. “Iceberg Slim,” tells the story of a blue-eyed, light-haired, white-skinned Negro called “White Folks,” the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned! Beck knew hi...
 
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MAMA BLACK WIDOW by Iceberg Slim

Mama Black Widow tells the story of Otis Tilson, a comely and tragic homosexual queen adrift with his brothers and sisters in the drk, labyrinthine world of pimping, tricking, violence, and petty crime. Written in the jagged, v...
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THE NAKED SOUL OF ICEBERG SLIM by Iceberg Slim

Don’t cry for his soul because he’s Black. Though Black is pain. Black is death. Black is despair. Black is the ghetto where he was born. And lived. As a pimp, dope addict, brutalizer of women – and other Blcks. But he cured hi...
 
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LONG WHITE CON by Iceberg Slim

Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, “Iceberg Slim,” told the story of a blue-eyed, light haired, white-skinned Negro called “White Folks,” the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned, in the most f...
 
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DEATH WISH by Iceberg Slim

Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, “Iceberg Slim,” again displays his unique and compelling talent in this novel about the mafia – an organization whose working details he know intimately. It’s an ideal s...